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Smart Strategies to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

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31 May 2018

You love the idea of living in an energy-efficient home, but you don’t know how to achieve this, or you aren’t even sure what that exactly means. If this is the case, you’re lucky since this article will answer all your questions and clarify any doubts you may have. So, let’s take a look at a few smart strategies that will help you make your home energy-efficient. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!

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Upgrade the insulation in your home

First things first, before you even start thinking about all the different changes that you can introduce in order to save some energy and preserve the environment, you should check and upgrade your insulation. This way, you’ll prevent letting too much heat out during the winter, which will keep your home warm without having to pay insanely large electricity bills. What’s more, don’t forget to add insulation to your attic as well, and really maximize your savings.

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Opt for alternative lighting options

If you still have regular incandescent light bulbs in your home, it’s high time you switched to some more energy-efficient options like LEDs and CFLs (Compact Florescent Bulbs). Keep in mind that even though these alternatives require a bigger initial investment, they will definitely pay off in the long run. Not only do they have a longer life span and consume a smaller amount of energy, they also have a greater colour rendering index and thus help create a more natural atmosphere in your home.

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Fix up your wiring

Homeowners understand how important it is to do everything in their power to make their homes as energy-efficient as possible. Therefore, they do regular check-ups and always have all the faulty light fixtures, cables and corroded wiring fixed as soon as possible, since such electrical issues can lead to some serious damage and unexpected costs. So, if you want to follow in their footsteps, remember to contact an experienced Sydney electrician who will inspect your home and on whom you will be able to rely on, in case of some electrical emergencies.

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Opt for high-efficient appliances

As you probably already know, household appliances like stoves, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, etc. consume a big portion of electrical energy monthly. So, if you really want to reduce the consumption of energy and contribute to the preservation of the environment, we advise you to opt for Energy Star rated appliances. They boast numerous advanced properties, owing to which you’ll manage to save hundreds of dollars annually.

Introduce a tankless water heater

Tankless water heaters have proven to be an amazing solution for all people who want a more energy-efficient water heating solution. The main difference between them and regular ones is that they don’t have a storage tank, but a burner that warms up the water immediately as it flows through the heater. This way, you’ll always have hot water and still save a lot of money by heating only the amount of water that you actually use, which is not the case with regular heaters.

Consider installing solar panels

Finally, renewable energy sources are being used more and more all around the world and they have shown to be an extremely cost-effective solution. On top of that, by opting for them, you will reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment. Having this in mind, you’ll understand why we think that installing solar panels is the right way to go. It’s true that you would need to make a significant initial investment, but if you consider all the advantages, you’ll see that they are definitely worth saving for.

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As you can see, there are several easy ways to make your home more energy-efficient, as well as planet-friendly. You just need to make a list of all the improvements and alterations that you want to introduce in your home and find the best way to achieve that. Finally, keep in mind that no matter how much effort and money you need to invest, what matters the most is the final product and that’s your amazing environmentally-friendly home.